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Fulton Street Farmers Market to host summer solstice party

On Saturday, June 21, The Fulton Street Farmers Market’s new Board of Directors is hosting a summer solstice party from 5-8pm at the market. This event is in celebration of the new growing season and the Market’s new facilities. Founders Brewing Company, Martha’s Vineyard, Virtue Cider, Farmers Market vendors, and many local restaurants are donating delicious treats for the celebration. In addition, Elle Pohlman will provide musical entertainment. A minimum donation of $25 provides a ticket to the event as well as a giveaway from the Board. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Eventbrite or with cash or check at the door. Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be offered for free. There will also be a cash bar available for beer, wine, and cider.

This event also serves to launch the new Friends of the Fulton Street Farmers Market group. Members of the group will have access to information about the market, first opportunity for future events, receive coupons for vendor deals, have opportunities to learn about and help the market, and other privileges. It is a chance for the Fulton Street Farmers Market to thank community members for their support throughout the years.

With the completion of the new 2014 facility, Fulton Street Farmers Market is even more committed to fulfilling its potential as a diverse, inclusive, vital, and vibrant community marketplace that offers convenient access to high quality, locally grown, farm fresh products. Fulton Street Farmers Market is the oldest and largest in Grand Rapids. It was established in 1922 and has recently been renovated. The land is owned by the city of Grand Rapids and considered a city park although the market is overseen by a newly created board of directors.

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